Red fruit bat

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Red fruit bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae
Subfamily : Stenodermatinae
Species : Stenoderma rufum


The Red fruit bat is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the red fruit bat
A young / baby of a red fruit bat is called a 'pup'. A red fruit bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Red fruit bat habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest

Facts about the red fruit bat

Common black and red fruit bats are easily confused with the species at the centre of the fruit farmers' troubles - the spectacled flying fox. (Full text)

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